Chautauqua County Issues Code Blue Warning

first_imgWNY News Now Image.MAYVILLE – Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills have prompted the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to issue a Code Blue Warning.This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower and requires shelter access to anyone in need of assistance.During normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, people seeking emergency shelter should report to the Department of Health and Human Services offices in Dunkirk or Jamestown where emergency shelter will be arranged.After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays, persons seeking emergency shelter or those who know of someone who is in need of emergency shelter or who is experiencing homelessness should contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911 and shelter assistance will be provided. Assistance will also be provided by any local law enforcement agency in Chautauqua County.The following agencies are also able to assist with Code Blue placements in Chautauqua County:Brooks Hospital, UPMC Chautauqua Hospital and The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene;The United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) City Mission can be utilized by adult males and is located at 7 West First Street, Jamestown, and may be contacted by calling (716) 488-7480.In addition, the following Chautauqua County warming centers may be open during the following hours and at the following locations. It is strongly encouraged that people seeking warming center assistance contact the site to determine specific hours and closures: Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Strathclyde pension fund gains 5.9%, Lothian rejigs allocation categories

first_imgThe pension fund also said it extended its private debt programme to 4.5% of the total fund with the award of four new mandates, including a first strategic allocation to real estate debt.According to the fund’s report the year under review also saw it finish a review of its direct investment portfolio, agreeing changes such as an increase in its overall capacity and in the target size of individual investments.As at the end of March the commitments in the direct investment portfolio made up 5% of the total fund, with the permissible range of 2.5-7.5%. The target investment size is £20-100m, with a minimum of £10m and a maximum of the greater of £200m or 1% of the total fund value.Infrastructure, renewable energy and credit commitments make up the bulk of the direct investments portfolio.Lothian rejigs allocation categoriesLothian Pension Fund, Scotland’s second largest LGPS with assets of £7.8bn, has changed the way it expresses its strategic asset allocation following a review of its investment strategies.The investment strategy used to be set at the broad asset class level of equities, index-linked gilts and alternatives, but the number of “policy groups” has been expanded from three to five: equities, gilts, non-gilt debt, real assets and cash.The strategic allocation was broadly unchanged, however, it said in its unaudited annual report.Last year the Scottish LGPS Advisory Board launched a consultation on possible structural reform of Scottish local authority pension funds, and Lothian said the prospect of this was “the most significant possible development” affecting it.In contrast to Strathclyde, Lothian came out in favour of structural change. The latter has an authorised internal asset management company that it shares with the schemes for two nearby local authorities.In its unaudited report for 2018-19, Lothian said partner funds were benefiting from its internal resources and it was sharing its costs, but there was not yet any significant impact on any of Lothian’s investments.“The arrangements are expected to evolve and for Lothian to benefit from greater overlap in investments,” it added. “The governance of Lothian’s collaborative arrangements is not straightforward. While other funds rely on advice from Lothian, they need to continue to be resourced appropriately to make decisions for their respective funds.“Further, there are practical constraints to the expansion of this type of collaboration.”Both Strathclyde and Lothian reported for the first time in their annual reports on their approach to climate change using the framework recommended by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Investments made by Strathclyde Pension Fund, Scotland’s largest local authority pension fund and the UK’s second biggest, gained 5.9% in the year to the end of March for a “remarkable” 10th consecutive year of growth, according to its unaudited annual report.Returns were largely driven by the equity markets, the £21.9bn (€24.4bn) local government pension scheme (LGPS) noted. It gave its estimated funding level as 109%.Over the past few years the pension fund has been reducing its equity allocation in favour of a more diversified portfolio, and it reported agreeing at least £1bn of new investments during the 2018-19 financial year.These included £200m in an absolute return fund, £500m in global infrastructure, and seven investments with a total value of £205m by Strathclyde’s direct investment portfolio, its vehicle for alternative and local investments.last_img read more

See which Indian cricketer ICC is hailing for his efforts against Coronavirus

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIAdvertisement 6yk2un5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7z70Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E49oa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4lkWould you ever consider trying this?😱5b6Can your students do this? 🌚zxhRoller skating! Powered by Firework While the Coronavirus is slowly spreading into the Indian population, the police force of the country are on their level best to maintain the 21-day lock down that India is currently experiencing in an effort to curb the outbreak. With all the collective praise from the people, one certain policeman is under the radar of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and has been highly praised for his duty. Say hello to Joginder Sharma, the former Team India all rounder and currently a police officer who is on his relentless duty to serve his nation during this time of crisis.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIAfter his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2017, Joginder Sharma joined Haryana Police.  As the novel Coronavirus pandemic has created a woeful situation in India, the 2007 World Twenty20 star has been seen on duty to maintain peace and law during the troubled times.Yesterday, ICC’s official Twitter handle posted two photos of Sharma, one from the 2007 WT20 final, and another one donning his khaki uniform along with a mask.Advertisement Hailing Sharma as both “2007: #T20WorldCup hero” and “2020: Real world hero”, ICC captioned the post with :“In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India’s Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.” Although having a sporadic international career with the men in Blue, Sharma’s rise to fame came in the final of the 2007 WT20 against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.Sharma, the team’s star all rounder, finished off the first innings with a blistering 16-ball-30, and also secured two wickets in defending the total of 157. In their 5 run victory over their rivals, Sharma picked the vital wicket of Pakistan’s run machine Misbah-ul-Haq in the final over.Sharma’s match-winning performance earned him praise all over the country, and especially from Government of Haryana, which helped him land a job with the Haryana Police.The Chennai Super Kings star enjoyed a lengthy career in domestic cricket with Haryana cricket team, and following his retirement in 2017, Sharma is now a Deputy Superintendent Of Police.Till date, there has already been over 1000 positive Coronavirus cases in India, with 24 deaths.Also read-Read which Indian cricketer just donated Rs 52 Lahks for the fight against CoronvirusAthletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics will retain their spots in 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more